How to Make Gingerbread Houses with Graham Crackers

  About 20 years ago, on the first Friday of December I unknowingly created a tradition that was to haunt me for the rest of my life. I made houses out of graham crackers, bought candy, and invited the kids’ friends over to decorate the “gingerbread” houses. Since then I have only missed one party – and …

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Peppermint Blossom Cookies

Peppermint Blossom Cookies are buttery vanilla cookies with a white chocolate peppermint kiss in the center. They are slightly crumbly, very buttery, and I have it on good authority that they are one of Santa’s favorites! I had plans to make about four different kinds of cookies this week but I think I overextended myself …

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Cap’n Crunch French Toast

Cap’n Crunch French toast with a Southern twist? What’s not to like? I have to confess that as a kid I was somewhat of a Cap’n Crunch addict. Long before Crunch Berries, Peanut Butter Crunch, or anything else the Cap’n and I had a standing date on Saturday mornings.

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Chocolate Cherry Bon Bons

Chocolate cherry bon bons are always some of the most popular cookies on the cookie tray. A dark chocolate cookie dough is spiced up with a little chipotle then a Maraschino cherry is pressed in the dough. A thick layer of ganache is spooned over the entire thing and it’s baked. Just incredible, I promise. …

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Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash is an awesome twist on traditional hash. Cubed sweet potatoes, bacon, onion, and peppers are sauteed and mixed with just a little maple syrup to sweeten it. Ancho peppers add a little spicy kick. [pullquote]It is important to always eat some fat with sweet potatoes. It helps your body to absorb the …

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Cranberry Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies

Cranberry oatmeal white chocolate cookies are as much a mouthful to say as they are to eat. You might also know them as Hooty Creeks. Chewy oatmeal cookies with a crispy edge are filled with tangy dried cranberries, buttery toasted pecans, rich white chocolate chips, and a burst of citrus flavor from a combination of …

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